Luis Alejo

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Luis Alejo
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California State Assembly District 30
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
Associate'sGavilan Community College
Master'sHarvard University
J.D.University of California, Davis School of Law
Campaign website
Luis Alejo is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Alejo earned his A.A. from Gavilan Community College, his B.A. in Chicano Studies/Political Science from the University of California Berkeley, his MEd in Administrations, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University and his JD from the University of California Davis School of Law.

Alejo's professional experience includes working as an alternative education high school teacher for Watsonville Area Schools, staff attorney for the Monterey County Superior Court, research assistant for the Harvard Civil Rights Project, and legislative aide for Assemblymember Manny Diaz of the California State Assembly. He is currently a staff attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance.

He was formerly the mayor for the City of Watsonville. He also served as the District 4 representative for the Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee from 2004 to 2010. In 2008, he was a delegate for congressional district 17 at the National Democratic Convention.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Alejo served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Chair
Labor and Employment
Local Government


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alejo served on these committees:



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Alejo won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 30. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 28. He and Robert Bernosky (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. He was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

California State Assembly, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Alejo Incumbent 65.4% 79,141
     Republican Rob Bernosky 34.6% 41,932
Total Votes 121,073


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Alejo defeated Janet Vivian Barnes and Francisco Dominguez in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Republican Robert Bernosky in the November 2 general election.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Luis Alejo (D) 56,098
Robert Bernosky (R) 33,264
California House of Representatives, District 28 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Luis Alejo (D) 9,726
Janet Vivian Barnes (D) 6,575
Francisco Dominguez (D) 2,314

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


California State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Luis Alejo's campaign in 2010
California Teachers Association$15,600
Operating Engineers Local 3$12,799
California Dental Association$11,700
AFSCME California$11,700
Consumer Attorneys Of California$11,700
Total Raised in 2010 $415,059

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Valadao (D)
California Assembly District 30
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Anna Caballero (D)
California Assembly District 28
Succeeded by
Paul Fong (D)